“La Contestación” by Los Lonely Boys, English translation

“The Answer” by Los Lonely Boys, English Translation of Spanish Version
Album: Los Lonely Boys, Track #12
Style: Rock
Country: USA (Texas)
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¿A poco no está
Duro pa’ ti?
¿Pa’ que sigues así
Si aquí estoy yo?

Isn’t it
Hard for you?
Why do you continue like this
If I’m here?

Nunca te has sentido que ya
Parece el final,
Pues fíjate en mí.
Tú encontrarás

Haven’t you ever felt that it (now)
Looks like the end,
Well look at me.
You will find
The answer.

Fíjate en ti,
Muy dentro de ti.
Tú vas a encontrarme a mi
Para darte amor.

Look at yourself,
Deep inside yourself.
You will find me there
To give you love.

Bebita, que no sientes
Cuando te tengo cerca de mi,
Yo quiero hacerte bien,
Quiero apretarte más.

Baby, don’t you feel
When I have you close to me,
I want to treat you right,
I want to hold you tighter.

Yo quiero que sepas tú
Que cuando estás cerca de mí,
Ya no tienes que llorar
Porque yo estaré ahí
Para darte mi amor.

I want for you to know
That when you’re close to me,
You don’t need to cry anymore
Because I’ll be here
To give you my love.

[Last two stanzas repeat]

Translation Notes:

La contestación = the answer, the response

It’s a noun coming from the verb contestar.

e.g. “contestar una carta” = to answer a letter

¿A poco no está
Duro pa’ ti?
¿Pa’ que sigues así
Si aquí estoy yo?

A poco no” is an idiom. It is a rhetorical invitation for the other person to deny a truth. It can be used at the beginning or the end of a sentence.

e.g. “Se te olvidó el paraguas, a poco no?” = You forgot your umbrella, didn’t you?

The closest English equivalent is only used at the end of a sentence: “or what, no?”

Pa’ que” = Para que = What for [colloquial]

Yo quiero hacerte bien
I want to treat you right
I want to do good for you [literal]

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